Are you ready to watch fireworks under a summer sky this Fourth of July? RVers across America are gearing up for BBQ’s and cookouts, both staples of the July travel season. There’s so much to love about this time of year when you’re an RVer. Not only do we celebrate our nation’s independence, we get to enjoy the holiday by throwing a cookout fully equipped with sparklers, friends and family. If you’re hosting your own Independence Day campground party, we’re here to help. These simple ideas are a perfect way to elevate your RV space without spending a fortune. From a festive American flag balloon display to your very own outdoor movie theatre, we’re confident you’ll be the envy of the campground.
PICNIC TABLE HOLIDAY SET UP
Take our ideas and then run with them. Make your set up your own by incorporating a few of our festive touches. From food displays to table cloths, there are tons of ways to make your table feel like the ultimate 4th of July set-up. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Festive table cloth, silverware, plates & napkins: Target is an excellent source for July 4th decorations.
- Popsicle sticks & watermelon: Make your own watermelon pops!
- Skillet, cheese and crackers: DIY fondue over your campfire for a tasty appetizer.
- Veggie tray & ranch dressing: For dipping of course.
- Fruit cups: To balance out the inevitable kids sugar high!
- Sparkling water: Great for both kids and adults.
- Tongs: For serving!
AMERICAN FLAG DISPLAY
In the spirit of the Fourth of July, set up a DIY American flag on the back of your RV. This simple yet visually pleasing display is an excellent way to show your fun and your patriotism. Get the kids involved by having a balloon blowing contest and let them place the flags on your RV. Remember, balloons can be harmful to wildlife so properly dispose of the supplies when you’re done celebrating!
Supplies: All you need are red, white and blue balloons and tape!
What’s a barbecue without lawn games? Corn hole, lawn tic-tac toe and three legged races are ideal for the kids. Get the adults in on a hot dog eating contest or a game of capture the flag. There are so many options when it comes to celebrating the holiday with friends and family. If you want to go old school, opt for games of your childhood like red rover, tag or monkey in the middle.
OUTDOOR MOVIE THEATRE
Once you’re tuckered out from the food, games and fireworks, invite the campground over and settle at your site with an outdoor movie. Opt for a superhero classic, like the newly released Avengers End Game and be the talk of your campground. All you’ll need is your computer, a projector (with HD connector) and pop up screen. Get some fun Fourth of July themed snacks for the kids like pop rocks and red hots, pop some popcorn on your RV stove and enjoy!
Will you be celebrating the 4th of July on the road? We want to hear from you! Let us know where you plan to watch the fireworks in the comment section below and be sure to check out our budget-friendly post, 10 Things You Should Never Pay for When RVing this summer.